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Warrad, Mohammad I. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This mixed methods study examined how teachers at Valley High School internalize the phenomenon of teacher burnout. Teachers at Valley High School are suffering from teacher burnout on a daily basis with little to no support. The teachers at Valley High School were asked to participate in a survey, semi-structured interviews, and class…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Secondary School Students, Intervention, Prevention
Twardowski, Charlotte K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study had two purposes. The first purpose of the study was to describe the perceptions of first-time in college high school students, specifically early college students, in regards to factors that enabled them to be successful. Secondly, the perceptions of first-time in college high school students, specifically early college students, were…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Students, High School Students, Student Attitudes
Maranowski, Rita – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined student achievement in Michigan public school districts to determine if rural school districts are demonstrating greater financial efficiency by producing higher levels of student achievement than school districts in other geographic locations with similar socioeconomics. Three models were developed using multiple regression…
Descriptors: School Districts, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools
Bevers, James Walter – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study was implemented to investigate how three Texas high school campuses improved their campus accountability ratings using the High School Allotment (HSA) funding. Three high schools were selected based on criteria, including campus size, ethnic breakdown of student population, use of HSA finding, and improvement in the campus…
Descriptors: High Schools, Accountability, Case Studies, Interviews
Marling, David – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Native American Nations have perpetually had the highest rates of poverty and unemployment and the lowest per capita income of any ethnic population in the United States. Additionally, American Indian students have the highest high school dropout rates and lowest academic performance rates as well as the lowest college admission and retention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Poverty, Unemployment
Reid, Brandy T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The state of Georgia has a constitutional obligation to provide an adequate and free public education, financed by taxation, for the citizens of the state. Increased accountability measures, continuing projected budget shortfalls, and public resistance to raising property taxes are current challenges for public schools. This study attempted to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Secondary Schools, Resource Allocation, Models
Hersperger, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which Career and Technical Education (CTE) enrollment and expenditure differed as a function of the accountability ratings of Texas public high schools. The extent to which CTE enrollment and expenditure influences accountability ratings is not clear. Accordingly, in this study, CTE…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Expenditure per Student
Werner, Michael J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation presents a historical case study of the Egg Harbor Township School District bond referendum that passed with an exceptionally high 92 percent of votes in January 2005. The methodology used in this study resulted in both an examination of the components of the New Jersey Public School District bond referendum process as well as an…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Educational History, Primary Education
Henry, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how Catholic homeschooled students navigate the college choice process. With the growth of homeschooling in the United States nearly doubling in the past eight years (Cogan, 2010), this study explored a segment of this growing population to give researchers and practitioners a deeper…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Catholics, Home Schooling, Interviews
Nikolao-Mutini, Akenese Epifania – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyze American Samoa Department of Education (ASDE) and collect allocation of resources data and determine how the resources are used to increase student performance among a purposeful sample of three public high schools with similar demographics, challenges, fiscal constraints and funding sources located in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation, Case Studies, Samoan Americans
Stephenson, Lisa G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
From their beginning, community colleges have been active partners with multiple stakeholders in providing educational opportunities in a variety of formats to meet the education and workforce needs of their communities. Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges (KCTCS) have provided access to postsecondary education for typically underserved…
Descriptors: High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment
Soka, John Alex – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals was…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Socioeconomic Status, Poverty, Statistical Analysis
Garza, Brandon – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Teacher retention is the ability of schools to retain teachers on a yearly basis. Research is available addressing the importance of schools retaining teachers. Teachers leave schools for a variety of reasons, some of which can be affected by educational variables. While studies have provided data that indicate the number of teachers who leave,…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Predictor Variables, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
McJunkin, Kyle Stewart – ProQuest LLC, 2010
While the literature on college access is extensive, little attention has been given to examining how charter high schools shape the college-going aspirations of students. The purpose of this study was to examine how students at one charter high school develop college-going aspirations, including what role the culture of the charter school plays…
Descriptors: High Schools, Charter Schools, High School Students, Academic Aspiration
Reller, Timothy Leonard – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As high schools have struggled to increase the academic performance of their students to meet state and national guidelines, all aspects of the schools' operations have been reviewed. This includes the type of schedule, block or traditional, used by the school. This study was a comparison of teacher attitudes and teaching strategies between two…
Descriptors: High Schools, Block Scheduling, Teacher Effectiveness, Metropolitan Areas
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